Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Indices

Interest in Social Responsible Investment (SRI) that considers environment and social contribution on top of financial aspects are on the rise in recent years when making investments. Sumitomo Forestry Group has been included in the following Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and ESG Indices as of September 2018.

DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Indices)

The most trusted index for companies’ environmental and sustainability index developed by Dow Jones & Company in 1999. The index surveys 2,500 companies included in the Dow Jones Global Index around the world on their economic, environmental, and societal aspects. Sumitomo Forestry was selected as component of Industry Leaders and DJSI Asia Pacific in September 2018.

DJSI

FTSE4Good Global Index

Evaluation of companies that fulfill international standards in environment, social, and governance aspects by FTSE Russell, a group company of London Stock Exchange. Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the FTSE4Good Global Index every year since 2004.

FTSE4Good Global Index

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

Investment index for Japanese companies co-developed by Morningstar Japan K.K. and Public Resources Foundation. 150 companies are listed among 4,000 listed companies in Japan as leading socially responsible company.
Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) since 2008.

MS-SRI

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

An ESG index for Japanese stocks by FTSE Russell, Ltd. and selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

Index for Japanese stocks selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017. With Free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted index based on the MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index of MSCI, Inc. as a parent index, it represents relative sector weights of companies that excel in ESG.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Index for Japanese stocks selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) as one of its three ESG indices in July 2017. With MSCI Japan IMI Top 500 Index as a parent index, it represents weighs of companies that excel in gender diversity in the sector.

* The inclusion of Sumitomo Forestry in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Sumitomo Forestry by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI Index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index

SNAM Sustainability Index

ESG evaluation by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM). Evaluated based on environmental survey by Sompo Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and social and governance survey by IntegreX Inc.
Sumitomo Forestry has been consecutively included in the SNAM Sustainability Index since fiscal 2013.

SNAM

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Awards and Recognition by Third Parties in Fiscal 2017

Date Award/
Organizer
Recognition Scope of Recognition
May 2017 Ministry of Environment, Environmental Consortium for Leadership Development (EcoLeaD) Received Promotion Award for the “Environmental Leadership development” that Evaluate Employee Education Sumitomo Forestry
July 2017 Urban Renaissance Agency Awarded as Excellent Constructor from the Urban Renaissance Agency for Construction of Public Housing for Disaster Victims (7th housing) in the Higashiyamoto Station North Area in Higashimatsushima City Sumitomo Forestry
August 2017 Texas Association of Builders Gehan Homes Received Volume Builder of the Year – High Volume at the 2017 Star Awards Gehan Homes, Ltd.
August 2017 Kids Design Association The Kids Design Award Presented to Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd. for Tadaima Storage Series, Storage Proposal Product Targeting at Households Raising Children at the 11th Kids Design Award
Sumitomo Forestry Crest Co., Ltd.
October 2017 CDP Climate Change 2017 Achieves Highest Rating for Two Consecutive Years Making the CDP 2017 Climate A List
Sumitomo Forestry
September 2017 oricon ME Ranked 1st Place in Oricon Japan Customer Satisfaction Ranking in the Real Estate Brokerage, Sales, and Condominium Category for Two Consecutive Years
Sumitomo Forestry Home Service Co., Ltd.
October 2017 Japan Institute of Design Promotion Received Good Design Awards for Appeal of Trees, Technology to Realize Safe and Reliable Housing, and Spatial Design Proposal
Sumitomo Forestry
November 2017 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (JAVADA) Received Award from the Chairman of JAVADA for Long-term Contribution to Ability Development Activities Sumitomo Forestry School of Professional Building Techniques
November 2017 Japan Vocational Ability Development Association (JAVADA) Wins the Bronze Medal and the Fighting Spirit Award in the Carpentry Category at the 55th National Skills Competition Sumitomo Forestry School of Professional Building Techniques
February 2018 RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2018 RobecoSAM Recognized by RobecoSAM for Excellence in Sustainability Performance “Bronze Class” in the Homebuilding Industry Category for Third Consecutive Year
Sumitomo Forestry
February 2018 21st Environmental Communication Awards
Ministry of the Environment/Global Environmental Forum
Sumitomo Forestry Group CSR Report 2017 Awarded the Biodiversity Reporting Special Award at the 21st Environmental Communication Awards) Sumitomo Forestry
February 2018 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry/Nippon Kenko Kaigi
Selected as a “2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization” Sumitomo Forestry

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GRI Guideline Content Index

This report contains GRI Standards.

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Independent Assurance Report

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CSR